SwedishMassageSwedish Massage is the most commonly offered and best-known type of massage, the basic technique used to ease tension, improve flexibility, increase circulation and promote relaxation. The therapist will use light oil or lotion to allow the muscles to be worked on without friction.

Swedish massage includes the use of oil or lotion to facilitate smooth, gliding strokes called effleurage. Other classic Swedish massage moves include:

  • kneading
  • friction
  • stretching
  • (sometimes) tapping

Swedish massage is a firm, but gentle pressure to promote relaxation and ease muscle tension, and create other health benefits such as:

  • stress relief
  • improved circulation
  • increased range of motion